Welcome to the brave new world of Shuttle. You may have come across his remix work as etan (for the likes of Daedelus, The Death Set and The Little Ones), but nothing can quite prepare you for where he's ended up.
Epic, retro-futuristic, with a calm centre offset by rib-loosening bass squelches, "Tunnel" is a fantastic calling card for this young producer, originally from Southern Maryland who, after stints in DC and Baltimore, made his musical home in Boston.
"Rotten Guts" shows, though, that there's even more going on here than you might have thought. Teaming up with Cadence Weapon, Shuttle produces a stuttering, punk-r&b beat over which Cadence drops lines.
The package is rounded out with a remix courtesy of Brighton's High Rankin. Sheer heavy mental wonkiness-- it's like grime reworked with spandex.
The focus, though, is "Tunnel"-- utterly uncompromising and surprisingly melodically sweet, there are worse ways to introduce yourself to the world.
Remix - High Rankin
B1 Rotten Guts
Featuring - Cadence Weapon
B2 Rotten Guts (Instrumental)